Clethra, Hummingbird Summersweet
Clethra, Hummingbird Summersweet

Clethra, Hummingbird Summersweet

Regular price $49.99 Save $-49.99
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An intensely fragrant shrub with very floriferous spikes of white flowers in late summer when little else is in flower; neat, compact habit of growth and good fall color; some suckering

Hummingbird Summersweet has masses of beautiful spikes of fragrant white flowers rising above the foliage from mid to late summer, which are most effective when planted in groupings. It has green foliage throughout the season. The glossy round leaves turn an outstanding harvest gold in the fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Hummingbird Summersweet is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting bees and butterflies to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Hummingbird Summersweet is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens

 

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It is quite adaptable, prefering to grow in average to wet conditions, and will even tolerate some standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selection of a native North American species.

  • Mature Height: 3 feet
  • Mature Width: 3 feet
  • Sunlight: Sun, Part Sun
  • Soil Conditions: Moist (Typical), Soggy, Flood-prone

Plants are constantly growing, ever-changing, and therefore unique. The plant you receive may vary from the photo, but rest assured, holds the same glorious potential!

Bulk Delivery
We deliver outdoor plants within a zone around the Chicagoland area for $75. As plants are perishable, we take care to deliver them by hand using our own vehicles or trusted partners.
  • Delivery zone includes the North Shore Suburbs North up to Winthrop Harbor and Wauconda; North Side of Chicago to downtown and Southwest to Oak Park. 
  • Special $45 rate to Wilmette 
  • FREE Delivery on orders of $750+
  • For plant material not planted by Chalet, there is a 1-year, 50% merchandise credit guarantee.

Planting

  • To add Chalet's Planting Service, standard pricing is 50% of the plants' retail price in addition to the $75 delivery fee.
  • Fees do not include tree or stump removal.
  • Larger orders may require separate labor quote. Plantings carry a 1-year full guarantee. However, there is no guarantee for container or planter plantings as they are difficult to overwinter. 
  
Free In-Store Pickup 

We offer free in-store pickup at our retail store at 3132 Lake Avenue in Wilmette, IL.

  • After your order, we will prepare the product within 2 hours unless you hear otherwise.
  • If you are planning to pick up more than 3 days after purchase, please respond to your Order Confirmation email to let us know. 
  • All orders must be picked up within one week after purchase, or a refund will be issued and items will be returned to the shelf.

  
Returns 
Returns accepted within 14 days by replying directly to our order confirmation email. Refunds issued only in original form of payment.